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LA man intentionally hits bicyclist with his vehicle

An LA man is accused of hitting a bicyclist and pedestrian before crashing into another vehicle before leaving the scene July 6. Police suspect the man was drunk at the time of the accident.

The accident began shortly before 6 o'clock in the morning when police say a 19-year-old man from Glendora struck a 46-year-old pedestrian. The car accident victim suffered minor injuries including cuts on the back of his head and on his face. A couple minutes after allegedly striking the pedestrian, he is accused of driving his vehicle around in a circle before hitting a 63-year-old bicyclist. According to police, the bicyclist was hospitalized in serious condition.

The 19-year-old then allegedly struck a Mini Cooper while traveling on the 210 Freeway. The driver of the Mini Cooper was following him at the time because they allegedly saw him strike the bicyclist. The driver and passenger in the vehicle were hurt according to officials. The incident happened after the man allegedly crashing his vehicle into the center divider. It flipped over after impact. The driver is also accused of trying to flee police after the crash. He was sent to jail on suspicion of felony hit and run and drunken driving.

Pedestrians, bicyclists and other drivers have a legal recourse when involved in an accident that isn't their fault. They can sue the negligent driver for causing the motor vehicle accident. Many people decide to seek assistance from a lawyer who specializes in motor vehicle accident claims. A lawyer may look at the circumstances involving the accident to prepare the case for trial. He or she may recreate the accident scene to show how the defendant was negligent.

Source: 4 NBC, "Man Intentionally Hits Bicyclist With Car in Monrovia: Police", Ron Rokhy, July 09, 2013

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